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Jacques Family History

Jacques Name Meaning

French Walloon Flemish West Indian (mainly Haiti) and Mauritian: from the personal name Jacques the usual French form of Latin Jacobus (see Jacob ). This surname is most common in Haiti. Compare Jack 5. English: Frenchified form of Jacks and Jakes . English: of French Huguenot origin (see 1 above). Compare Jaques .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Jaques, Jacque, Jacquet, Jaquet, James, Marquis, Jaquez, Marques

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Where is the Jacques family from?

You can see how Jacques families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jacques family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jacques families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 697 Jacques families living in Lancashire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Jacques's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Jacques families in 1891.
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What did your Jacques ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jacques. 11% of Jacques men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Jacques women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jacques were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 137,000 census records available for the last name Jacques. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jacques census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Jacques. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Jacques. For the veterans among your Jacques ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jacques lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jacques life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jacques in 1940 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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